With the wind feeding us sand and very choppy surface conditions, Zelda and I were rewarded with an awesome 79 minute dive at good ol’ faithful Long Beach. Conditions below were much kinder with 5 metre viz in 17 degree water. We got to see a few eerie looking octopuses cloaking themselves in their tentacles. There were a few pipe fish fluttering around and a scurrying cuttle fish. A group of crazy hermit crabs trying to do a stack which was funny to watch as they kept rolling off each other. Maybe they should try planking. We encountered a school of silver fish in a feeding frenzy and on our way out I encountered a ray with a wingspan of about a metre.